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Pansy Joy Allem
  • 97 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 18, 1917
  • Place of birth:
    Jamaica
  • Date of passing: Feb 23, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Let the memory of Pansy be with us forever

Pansy Joy Allem, 97, March 18, 1917 – February 23, 2015.  Born to Solomon & Ramza Hamaty in Jamaica, West Indies. Pansy was a beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, woman and friend.  All those who knew Pansy will miss her laughter, kindness, resilient strength and loving intentions. 

Pansy came to the United States from Jamaica to attend college.  While in the states, she met and later married Amin Allem on January 20, 1946.  After several years in Allentown, Pennsylvania, they made their home in Miami, Florida.  She was very active as a volunteer at her childrens’ school and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  Following her husband’s death, Pansy relocated to Palm Beach Gardens where she became an active member of the Palm Beach Gardens Women’s Club.  She had a passion of giving her time and talents to those around her; she was a true servant leader.  In 2013, Pansy moved to Tallahassee where she lived out her days surrounded by her daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

Some of her favorite times were spent at the water’s edge, feet in the sand and telling her family stories of her life.  Laughing with her was a wonderful treasure.

Pansy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Amin Allem; brothers, Lynval, Evelyn, Edward and Emile Hamaty. She is survived by her children, Kay Stephenson (Mike), A.G. Allem, Roy Allem (Susan); sisters, Cynthia Skaff, Una Bardowell; grandchildren, Christina Lake (William), Michael Stephenson (Laura), Stephani Miller, Alyssa Allem; great grandchildren, Cooper Lake, Ava Lake, McKenzie Miller, Ella Lake, Scarlett Stephenson, Hudson Miller, Sloan Stephenson and Savannah Stephenson.

 A celebration of Pansy’s life will be held on Saturday, March 14th, at 11:30 am at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Palm Beach Gardens, FL.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

St. Jude Children’s Hospital: https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=14262&pID=24671

Shriner’s Children’s Hospital:

https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/donate

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by AG Allem on 18th March 2016

"Hi mom, Happy 99th birthday,I don't have to tell you how much I miss you as you already know ! I know you are with dad, aunt Catherine, and all those who have crossed oover.I look forward to the day we are all together again as we all have to return home one day.As Christ taught the world."We may be in this world but we are not of this world.". Mom I love you, dad,aunt Catherine ,forever and the rest.  A.G. "number one son !""

This tribute was added by Stephani Miller on 18th March 2016

"Missing you on what would be your 99nth birthday! Love you so much and know you are celebrating with grandpa! God bless you GG!"

This tribute was added by Kay Stephenson on 18th March 2016

"Wow, today is your 99th Birthday and I know you, Dad and our entire family in heaven are celebrating together.  I will never forget all of the memories of times together at our house and at Uncle Eddie & Aunt Anise's house, the fun times and laughter.  God Bless you on your birthday and know that you will always be in our hearts.  Love You More Everyday"

This tribute was added by Roy Allem on 24th February 2016

"Mom we miss you everyday and love you. You are with us all everyday. Love your son Roy"

This tribute was added by Kay Stephenson on 23rd February 2016

"I see your smile, hear your infectious laugh, and feel your presence every day.  Your memory will live in our hearts forever.  We love and miss you so much Mom"

This tribute was added by Stephani Miller on 23rd February 2016

"On this 1st anniversary of my grandmother's passing...be encouraged and at peace as we remember 1Thessalonians 4:13:18 NIV.

Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.
For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
According to the Lord's word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.
For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first.
After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.
Therefore encourage one another with these words."

This tribute was added by Kay Stephenson on 2nd November 2015

"This past Sunday Mom was part of an All Saints Day Memorial Service at St. Marks Episcopal Church where her service was performed.  A.G. attended to represent the family.  Our entire family appreciate the Christian love expressed.  Love, Kay"

This tribute was added by Stephani Miller on 11th May 2015

"Happy Mother's Day Grandma!  We love you, miss you, and can't wait to see you again."

This tribute was added by Sonia Thorn on 26th March 2015

"My thoughts and prayers continue to be with all the family. Memories do not grow old...Love, Sonia"

This tribute was added by Cynthia Skaff on 18th March 2015

"Pansy you almost made it to 98. Happy Birthday. I know you are with the Blessed Lord. You will always be remembered as a loving mother ,grand and great grandmother and sister. Your memories will linger forever. Your sister."

This tribute was added by Stephani Miller on 18th March 2015

"Happy Birthday Grandma!  I know you are cooking up a feast for family and friends in heaven...laughing and celebrating your 98th!  We will be doing the same here in your honor...waiting for the day when we see you again!  I love you!"

This tribute was added by Monique Hamaty-Simmonds on 18th March 2015

"It must be God speaking to me today or is it you.....for today is your birthday.....so Happy Birthday in heaven Aunt Pansy.  Rest in Peace and have fun with my beloved Grandma Tati and all those who have left us to join our Lord and Savior....I hope you are singing and dancing up there.  We will love and miss you dearly."

This tribute was added by Leah OConnor on 12th March 2015

"I still remember the first time I met Pansy. So full of laughter, life, and love. Our family was blessed to know her and are so sorry for your loss.

All our love and prayers, The O'Connor Family"

This tribute was added by Stephanie Ray on 11th March 2015

"Our family was blessed to spend time with Pansy and so enjoyed watching her spend precious time with her great grandchildren at Chris and Bill's home. The children will cherish those wonderful memories forever!

With God's Grace, The Ray Family"

This tribute was added by Ed Sifri on 10th March 2015

"I will miss Pansy. My Mother adored her, Pansy was always there for her.Our hearts go out to her family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with them. May her memory be eternal"

This tribute was added by Bill & Marge Lake on 6th March 2015

"An Irish Blessing
May the roads rise up to meet you, may the wind be always at your back. May the sunshine warm your face and until we meet again May God hold you in the palm of his hand. Love you Pansy Marge and Bill"

This tribute was added by Christina Lake on 6th March 2015

"A treasure beyond all measure!  I was so blessed to be her granddaughter.  She loved with her whole heart - complete unconditional love!"

This tribute was added by Helen Furry on 6th March 2015

""Asleep in the gentle arms of Jesus." We will miss her, but her memory lives on in our heart and minds."

This tribute was added by Ron Hamaty on 5th March 2015

"Only loving memories!  She will be "Forever Missed""


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